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HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKERS: My goal for 2018 is to stay focused on my healthy lifestyle. Long enough to weigh less in the start of 2019. Current weight is 175 pounds, overall goal weight is 139. I am definitely a work in progress and will never give up on myself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've been asked, Why am I doing this??? Why do I want to lose weight?? Why do I want to be healthy?? I have been overweight ever since I was 10 years old. I have always been the short chubby one that everyone loved, but I didn't really love myself. I always felt uncomfortable around people and wished to be athletic like my sister. My family always reminded me that I was overweight and always tried to guide me to healthy eating. They used to be annoying in my eyes. Now that I'm older, I know it was all out of love. Too bad I didn't take them more serious when I was 10. *********** HOW DID I MAKE IT? ************************** ~ Created inspirational posters with my next goal weight each week. I look forward to it now, so do my kids Maya 15 & Alex 13. They understands why I want to lose weight and be healthy. They are my #1 motivators! ~ Set small goals, 2 lbs a week because slow and steady always wins the race. ~ Read spark member pages and watch YouTube videos for extra weight loss motivation. ~ CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY is everything! ~ Logged EVERY BITE into my fitbit and be honest with myself ~ Weigh in once a week, every Monday ~ Take monthly body shots and measurements ~ Have a daily 1000+ calorie deficit ~ Drink 128oz/16 cups of water daily ~ Fruits, veggies and water are now part of my life ~ Self Control, Do you think you can make it without self control? ~ "NO" is my new favorite word, LOL. ~ Whole wheat products, breads, pastas and rice aren't all that bad after all. ~ Exercise Routine: Walking, jogging, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, Slim & 6, and Chalene Extreme. ~ Muscle burns fat, gave me more ENERGY and boosts my metabolism. ____________________________ MOTIVATIONAL PHRASES THAT HELP ME GET THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS (from my spark friends and me) ____________________________ Stay strong and fight for what you want! ============================ Nothing in life comes easy! ============================ Believe In Your Dreams! Believe in yourself! ============================ True changes only happen when YOU decide to make them happen. ============================ We can't change the past, but we can change today ============================ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ============================ One DAY at a time, One POUND at time! ============================ Thinking before you act ============================ TWO steps forward and ONE step backwards is still PROGRESS.... ============================ This is not a contest or a race, where every little misstep could mean the difference between winning and losing. It's your life! ============================ Stop the excuses, recognize those excuses, own up to those excuses and drop them! The weight loss will follow! ============================ "A book is written one page at a time, A journey is taken one step at a time, Our lives are lived one day at a time, Make your goals attainable, Small goals build upon themselves and turn into big achievements. ============================ THE DONEGIRL: "I am done being the biggest one in my family! I am Done shopping in the plus sizes!! I am DONE making excuses! I am DEFINITELY DONE living an unhealthy life!!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP UP THE FIGHT AND NEVER GIVE UP!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Member Since: 7/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 85,711

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**WELCOME TO 2017**

Have you ever heard of Intermittent Fasting? You fast for 16 hours and Eat your total daily calories during the othe r8 hours. You pretty much set your own schedule. I start eating at 8am and stop by 4pm daily. This has totally kicked started my weight loss again and helped me stop late night snacking.

My Program:

1. Stay focused & Motivated!

2. Eat Healthy one day at a time

3. Drink 16+ cups of water daily

4. Exercise for at least 30-60 minutes 5 days a week.

5. Getting in over 10,000 steps daily

6. Intermittent Fasting

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My name is Dedrie, from New Jersey!

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The struggle is real, but I will never give up trying to reach my goal weight of 139:

June 2008 ~ 199
August 2008 ~ 172
September 2008 ~169
October 2008 ~ 165
November 2008 ~ 159
December 2008 ~ 156
January 2009 ~ 155
February 2009 ~ 149
March 2009 ~ 148
April 2009 ~ 148
May 2009 ~ 148
June 2009 ~ 147
January 2015 - 166
February 2015 - 165
March 2015 - ??
April 2015- ??
May 2015 - 182
June 2015 - ??
July 2015 - 194
August 2015 - 194
September 2015 - 194
October 2015 - 195
November 2015 - 193
December 2015 - 196

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  • v DTONEY76
    Totally missed you around the threads, but it totally sounds like you had or have a lot going on in your life. It's great to have you back and you know I wish you much success. ~Dedrie
    154 days ago
    Hi D! Sorry i just saw your message from 2015! Eeee! Where has the time gone? I had to take a break from spark for a while to focus on my studies and new career as an academic, but I'm back now! Hope you and the 20 pounds to lose crew are doing well!
    154 days ago
    Hey my friend!! I'm here still. I cleaned up my FB groups and I'm weaning myself off totally. I am surprised to see my weigh in today.....I actually lost alittle LOL Here's to a great week and June!! Talk to you later!! Have a nice Sunday!!
    169 days ago
  • v HOCKEY47
    hi Dee So nice to hear from you! How r u? I am doing okay I have not been focused this 6 months!! We have nice weather now and hope for some nice walks
    176 days ago
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